Typically, chef visits are one of the biggest highlights throughout the seasons at our farm and the Culinary Vegetable Institute. The year 2020 was different.
In February 2017, a study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology showed life-changing results when people ate extra produce, estimating that 7.8 million premature deaths around the world could potentially be prevented if people ate 10 portions (800 g.) of vegetables and fruits each day.
“Crop quality is important to fruit and vegetable growers, buyers, and handlers. Brix readings indicate soluble solids content. Since soluble solids represent a product's potential sweetness (an aspect of quality), Brix readings can interest many throughout the value chain. Three steps are required to make effective use of Brix readings: (1) obtain accurate representative values; (2) become familiar with other representative values for similar crops; and (3) if needed, adjust management practices according to how they may affect Brix values of your crops, using proven approaches.” (Ohio State University Extension)